Before I was distracted by all the poop in my life, (If you don't understand that statement, read this. . . or not) I was going to give you a recap of spring break. Let me start now by telling you about our first adventure. We began on Friday night with a little stair sledding. Hey, when you have a sled but no snow, what's a kid to do? Well, if you're one of my kids you . . .
Bring your sled inside and get on the stairs.
Then, grab every couch cushion, pillow, sleeping bag and blanket
you can find in the house. Make sure you raid all the beds.
Make a giant pile at the bottom of the stairs and . . . .
GO FOR IT!
You can even try a little stair surfing until your mom,
who is on the computer and paying no attention to you,
figures out what's going on and stops you. But, in the interest
of good pictures, she lets you continue until she has a
couple of good shots. Then your mom has to go change
her underwear because you scared the crudola out of her.
If only the kids had a little adult supervision around here.
Now for some more highlights . . . .
Thursday was Lego Day and we began at 11 a.m. when 7 kids
joined us. These were all kids who love legos so I figured it
was a sure thing - that they'd have fun. You know what? They
barely played legos at all. They had Nerf gun wars and played
Mariokart on the Wii. And ate. Oh boy did they eat.
Here is Andrew, Matthew's BFF. He loves legos.
And goofing in front of the camera. Andrew also
loves it when I hug him. He plays hard to get and
runs away from me, screaming, but I know he ADORES
hugs - don't you Andrew? You little ol' sweetie baby
punkie muffin boy.
These fine boys are Max and Colton, Daniel's BFF's
and fellow lego lovers.
This little cutie (if you're smart you'll ask 'which one?')
is also named Katie. She's Andrew's sister and she joined
our Katie so she wouldn't be the only girl in a thundering
herd of boys on Lego Day. Isn't this a pretty picture?
Quiet, sweet little girls, playing Barbies. Unlike . . .
. . . these crazed, nerf gun-wielding boys, bent
on taking me down in a barrage of nerf bullets.
I barely got out of there alive.
The homemade Oreos were great and the
Katies helped me make them. Here's the link
to a cooking blog that I love - smitten kitchen -
in case you want the recipe. The recipe only made
four dozen cookies (2 doz. if you sandwich them)
and they were really good! If you make them, let
me know what you think.
And finally, because I'm a glutton for punishment,
we went to Kids' Club on Friday afternoon. Kids'
Club is an indoor playplace here in Vancouver. We
invited the Harmon boys, the Warren girls and the
Rommel family. Jessica (the Rommel kids' mom)
was there too. Hey, I can handle a lot but I can't handle
eleven sweaty, hyped-up kids by myself. I know my limits.
It was crazy busy at this place, what with it being
spring break for the entire city, but the kids (surprise,
surprise) didn't even notice. Here they are standing by
the snake slide.
And there you have it. Just a little slice of spring break heaven,
don't you think?